leave out

phrasal verb

left out; leaving out; leaves out
: to not include or mention (someone or something)
The movie leaves a lot out of the story.
Did everyone get a piece of cake? I don't want to leave anyone out.
They always leave her out of the conversation.

Examples of leave out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Washington State and Oregon State were the two schools left out of the conference realignment fireworks, but both schools have their sights set on a conference championship before the Pac-12 crumbles. Joe Morgan, Fox News, 23 Sep. 2023 Before Democrats could pass their big climate package, though, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin helped ensure that a Climate Corps and several other proposals were left out of the Inflation Reduction Act, which passed last summer. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2023 But the agencies' voluntary actions left out millions of patients with bigger medical bills on their credit reports. Noam N. Levey, CBS News, 21 Sep. 2023 In the first three years of Trump’s administration (leaving out 2020, when the pandemic provoked huge job losses), 6.36 million jobs were created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; in the last three years of the Obama administration, 8 million jobs were created. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 That doesn’t fit me, doesn’t fit many people in the room, and obviously leaves out a huge subset of people in the world. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2023 But Kast left out a crucial detail: Kast’s podcasters would have to agree to this. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 14 Sep. 2023 The monarch was dismayed about being left out of talks in Oslo between Israel and Arafat’s PLO. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 Th match will be televised by ESPN, which might leave out millions of Spectrum TV subscribers. David K. Li, NBC News, 10 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Leave out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20out. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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